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40 minutes ago, jdb82 said:

That's looking like a really nice model! I'm currently (paused at the moment) building an L class, and am part way through designing some etches for an old i-class. Love a good Manning Wardle!

 

Thanks, your MW L class looks brilliant by the way

 

It amazes me how small they are. To fit the terrier chassis I’ve had to increase the length by about 10-20% over a K class and accept the wheels are simply too large (I know I could swap them but that’s for another day)

 

Even then I’m having to hack bits off the chassis to make it fit and the terrier isn’t exactly a giant of a locomotive to begin with.
 

still it will be nice to have another small Victorian loco to go with Bellerophon when it’s done

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I bought a copy of The Chronicles of Boulton's Sidings a few months ago. Spoilt for choice for victorian locos in there!

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17 hours ago, jdb82 said:

I bought a copy of The Chronicles of Boulton's Sidings a few months ago. Spoilt for choice for victorian locos in there!

I’ll have to look into that book

 

Victorian locos are always characterful and I love modelling them. I’ve started designing a neilson 0-6-0 box tank based on miner and spitfire but I don’t know if it will ever go anywhere.

 

 

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My latest print failed sadly. Though it was entirely my fault, I was using up the last of my yellow resin and didn’t have enough


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if anyone other than corbs (he already knows) can identify what this was supposed to be I’ll be impressed.

 

To make it easier the print has a cab, saddle tank and smoke box and a running board on it. All for the same loco.

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2 hours ago, Adam FW said:

if anyone other than corbs (he already knows) can identify what this was supposed to be I’ll be impressed.

 

The cab looks quite Avonside. Is it one of their locos?

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13 minutes ago, Justang said:

 

The cab looks quite Avonside. Is it one of their locos?

you've got the manufacturer right

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39 minutes ago, Adam FW said:

you've got the manufacturer right

 

The tank seems similar to one of their 0-6-0STs like Pitsford or Cranford. Preservedbritishsteamlocomotives.com says Cranford spent some time at the Foxfield railway.

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28 minutes ago, Justang said:

 

The tank seems similar to one of their 0-6-0STs like Pitsford or Cranford. The internet says Cranford spent some time at the Foxfield railway.

It isn’t cranford or pitsford and for once it isn’t a foxfield loco either

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Since the yellow ran out I’ve been experimenting with clear resin sadly it doesn’t stay crystal clear, more Like frosted glass when cured. its also much runnier than my translucent yellow
 

here’s a test print of the same model as the half finished yellow print. See if anyone can identify the prototype now that all the big pieces are there but it’s still on the support material.

 

You may also spot the minor failure on the buffer beam where the support wasn’t sufficient

 

 

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Some images of my manning wardle print loosely held together after its first coat of primer.
 

There’s still a bit of sanding to do but I’ve got most of The support material marks off though there’s a defect on the smoke box door which is tricky to clean up

 

I’m very pleased with the boiler backplate and safety valve detail, hopefully my painting will do them justice

 

 

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1 hour ago, willsheldrake said:

Considering @Corbs knows what it is and the earlier reference it it being Avonside it is obviously Portbury. The Avonside 0-6-0ST locomotive based at the Bristol Harbour Railway.

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Afraid not

 

Corbs wants me to make him a Portbury desperately, but this print isn't of Portbury.

 

It's easiest to see in the fourth image that this loco has a square/flat sided saddletank not rounded like Portbury's and the buffer beam is different though that's very hard to see with the clear resin.

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To make it a little easier as the clear resin is like glass before it's cured here's the model of the mystery avonside in the slicing software.

 

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The final hint is that this loco is preserved

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34 minutes ago, Moxy said:

Correct
 

Unless someone knows otherwise St Dunstan is the only one left with round cab windows, a fully riveted saddle tank and steps front and rear so it could only be that one (I have been staring at Avonside photos for far too long)

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6 hours ago, Charlie said:

Quick question, do you add the supports or does the program do it for you?

I use the chitubox slicer software. Like most slicers it has an automatic support option that does the supports itself within some parameters but it’s not flawless so you still have to check all the supports and add some manually where needed and remove excess supports as well

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Bit of an update on the manning wardle it’s been painted in navy blue and black with an Indian red running board side along with some copper and brass detailing. 
 

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Annoyingly the blue has taken far longer to dry than I’d hoped for as I had wanted to get the lining done by now and start glueing it together

 

I was toying with red lining but I’m going to go with gold instead as I’ve got another blue and red industrial loco and blue and gold always looks smart on traction engines so I presume it’ll work on a loco just as well 

 

I’m not sure what to do about the splashers. I don’t want to draw attention to them as the wheels are oversized so I may leave them black or just add gold lining to the black though blue would be more typical to match the other bodywork

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I bit the bullet and cut the terrier chassis down to fit under the manning wardle body. Its not my finest work but it’s all hidden and the running board fits snugly on top

 

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The saddle tank meanwhile fit a little too snugly so I had to trim the motor mount down a bit and sand the inside of the saddle tank to get a bit more clearance

 

I'm really happy with the seam between the terrier boiler and the manning wardle, there’s a slight colour mismatch but it’s minor and will be mostly hidden in shadow

 

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11 hours ago, Adam FW said:

I’ve remembered why I don’t enjoy loco lining. This has taken far longer than it should have

 

 

 

Time consuming for sure, but looks good though!

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I’m really starting to get somewhere with the manning wardle now. Just the hand rails to go and the saddle tank is done.
 

Then it’s just the footplate and bunker to worry about assembling

 

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Handrails and the boiler backplate are done now.

 

I’m very happy with the backplate as I wasn’t sure it would print properly or that I could paint it very well but it’s come out very nicely 
 

I’ve also been able to run some bent 0.3mm wire to the safety valve through the spectacle plate for some extra detail, it was very fiddly but it looks nice.
 

There’s some 0.45mm wire under the sight glasses as well which was much easier to do but I don’t thinks it’s any better than painting the 3d print

 

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